T5W Oct. 21st – Authors You Discovered This Year

Hello everyone! It’s Top 5 Wednesday time again!

Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey from gingerreadslainey (YouTube, Goodreads) and if you would like to join, here is the link for the Goodreads group with all the information.

This week’s topic is Top 5 authors we’ve discovered this year. And when I made my list I realized that I was totally sexist and picked only women but in my defense, all these ladies are amazing writers and I am absolutely obsessed with their work.

SO let’s get started!

#5: Sarah J. Mass

Throne of Glass Cover

I had to mention her. I read the first three books in the Throne of Glass series in January and I read ACOTAR as soon as it came out. I am obsessed with her writing and the plots she creates. Her world building is amazing and although I am waiting to read Queen of Shadows because I’m a coward, I’ll definitely read anything this woman puts out.

#4: Sarah Dessen

Just Listen Cover

I read two of her books in July of this year and they were both 5 star books for me. I put off reading her books for the longest time and I have no idea why. Her books are everywhere in book stores and I just never took the chance to delve in until this year. I absolutely loved the ones I read and I can’t wait to read all the other books she’s published.

#3: Jennifer Donnelly

Deep Blue Cover

I started to read Jennifer Donnelly’s books with the Waterfire Saga which is good and enjoyable, but super fluffly and sometimes not for mature readers. But what really hooked me in about her was when I read These Shallow Graves. It was absolutely amazing, everything about it was great. All I’d ever wanted in a stand alone it had. And I just can’t wait to delve deeper into her older work and see what else she has up her sleeve.

#2: Gail Carriger


This is no surprise right? I have been raving about this book series since last month and I can’t get over how great it is. Gail Carriger’s writing is flawless, the perfect mix of accuracy in historical context and hilarity. I recently finished the last book in the series and it’s so bittersweet but I can’t wait to start on her other series that she’s published. I’m really interested to see how her writing changes as the main character does.

#1: Nina LaCour

Everything Leads to You Cover

I have only read this one book from Nina LaCour but it was enough. I absolutely loved it and it became one of my favorite books ever. I want to read some more of her books but I don’t know where to start. I don’t want to be disappointed because I know the other books are about different topics so I’m being a bit of a chicken at the moment. Hopefully someday soon I’ll be brave.

So that’s it for my choices this week! Let me know your favorite diverse characters and if we have any in common. Thanks for reading and I’ll see you on my next post!




4 thoughts on “T5W Oct. 21st – Authors You Discovered This Year

  1. I read Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas last year and liked it but didn’t love it. I felt like the only one that wasn’t fangirling over the series. But then I read A Court of Thorns and Roses recently and WOW. Loved it! I was so blown away that I’m tempted to give ToG another try. Enjoyed reading your picks!

    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

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